Category Archives: Brexit

All-island farming and food

Richard Halleron explores the increasingly integrated farming and food industry on the island of Ireland and considers the potential disruption of Brexit. Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) President Joe Healy is quick to...

Exchange rate volatility

An increasingly volatile euro/sterling exchange rate could be one of the most immediate impacts of the UK’s decision to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, according to Ibec Director of Policy...

Energy markets in uncertain times

Owen Wilson, Chief Executive of the Electricity Association of Ireland (EAI) discusses the implications of Brexit for the Irish electricity sector Based on the assumption that policy makers will wish to continue...

The EEA option for Northern Ireland

While varying scenarios for the UK’s future trading arrangements with Europe have been offered both prior to and after the official triggering of Article 50, calls for a ‘special status’ for Northern...

Frictionless or fantasy?

The UK’s exit from the EU means its extraction from a project centred on enhancing transnational cooperation and movement across state borders. Katy Hayward, a senior lecturer in political sociology at Queen’s...

WTO tariffs explained

Failure to successfully conclude negotiations on the terms of a trade deal with the rest of the EU before Britain’s forthcoming departure from the customs union could force the UK to revert...